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Discodorididae sp. 05 Family: Bergh, 1891

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Discodorididae sp. 05 is characterized by its mottled tan-brownish mantle with white speckling, and by its lighter brown mid-dorsal stripe, which is between 2 darker brown longitudinal bands or series of spots. At the posterior end of these bands are the gills, near the anterior end are the whitish tipped rhinophores. The rhinophore clubs and the gills are tan.
This specimen has most probably white parasite eggs in the gill pocket, the rhinophores are bottom left and have a slightly golden sheen to them.
This species is as Carophyllidia dorid sp.4 in IPN page 197,
that is this species has carophyllidia but the generic placement is uncertain.
It was posted on 12 July 2011 at these websites as Discodorididae sp. E Family: Bergh, 1891, and changed on 31 July 2011 into
Discodorididae sp. 05  Family: Bergh, 1891.
For some genera was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
Reference:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 20 March 2017, Discodorididae sp. 05  Family: Bergh, 1891
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Discodorididae_sp_05.htm